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    Aircraft Decorative Laminates Market Analysis | 2024-2032

    Aircraft Decorative Laminates Market Analysis | 2024-2032
    Report code - SRAD185 Published On : Feb,2024 No. of Pages: 170
    Aircraft Decorative Laminates Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis &a See more...

    Market Insights

    The Aircraft Decorative Laminates Market is estimated to grow at a propitious CAGR of 4% during 2024-2032, to reach US$ 388 Million by 2032.

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    What is an Aircraft Decorative Laminate?

    An aircraft decorative laminate is a multi-layered material used to decorate and provide structural support to the interior surfaces of an aircraft. It typically consists of a decorative surface layer, a core layer, and a backing layer. The decorative layer can be made of various materials such as wood veneers, metal foils, or synthetic materials. The core layer provides structural support, while the backing layer protects the core from environmental factors.

    These laminates are designed to meet the specific requirements of the aviation industry, including resistance to fire, smoke, and toxicity. They are used in a variety of interior applications, such as cabinetry, bulkheads, and sidewalls, to create a safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing environment for passengers and crew.

    Market Dynamics

    The evolution of decorative laminates in the aviation industry started when the aircraft cabin fire safety standard was implemented. This led to significant research in the areas related to finding cost-effective solutions that ensure the materials used in cabin interiors comply with new standards. The constant focus of airlines and aircraft OEMs on increasing profit margins, along with the implementation of stringent fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) standards, has paved the way for the development of decorative laminates.

    Deploying decorative laminates in cabin interiors minimizes the probability of replacing the big-ticket interior parts and eliminates the paint-preparation activities on the parts where paints are applied. The aircraft industry has been experiencing various transformations, with the key emerging areas being the increasing penetration of composite materials in aircraft cabin interior applications, and the development of smart cabin interior solutions, which are likely to create ample innovations in the market. There is an increasing demand for custom-designed, flexible, lightweight, and stain-resistant decorative laminates for aircraft, and most of the companies in the market are addressing these requirements. 

    Several factors fuelling the market of aircraft decorative laminates are rising commercial aircraft deliveries, increasing focus on the launch of fuel-efficient programs, development of smart cabin interior solutions, and expanding aircraft fleet sizes. In the year 2023, both Boeing and Airbus experienced a notable upswing in their commercial aircraft deliveries, reaching a combined total of 1,263 units. This represented a substantial growth compared to the previous year, 2022, during which the two aerospace giants jointly delivered 1,143 commercial aircraft. Manufacturers are investing in research and development to develop advanced, efficient, and lightweight products.

    COVID-19 Impact

    The aircraft industry was enjoying its 16 years of boon in the market with exceptional growth in air passenger traffic, leading to huge growth in aircraft fleets and deliveries across the world. In 2019, the aircraft industry was hit mainly due to the grounding of the B737 Max. Then, the sudden outburst of the pandemic thrashed the aircraft industry in 2020. Bans on air travel and low passenger demand forced airlines to ground a huge chunk of their aircraft fleet. Delays in aircraft deliveries, a temporary halt in the assembly plants of major aircraft OEMs, and a temporary slash in the production rates of key aircraft programs were the major factors that led to a huge decline in the industry. Aircraft decorative laminates, a sizeable market, witnessed a massive decline of more than 40% in 2020 amid the pandemic.

    However, the market has gradually started to rebound from the year 2021 with the re-entry of the B737 Max and the relaxation of the ban on air travel. Recovery in aircraft deliveries and RPKs with improving air passenger traffic are collectively helping the market to rapidly regain its pre-pandemic level. 

    Segments Analysis


    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Aircraft Type Analysis

    Narrow-Body Aircraft, Wide-Body Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, and General Aviation

    Narrow-body aircraft is anticipated to remain the biggest demand generator for decorative laminates in the years to come.

    Application Type Analysis

    Interior Panels, Overhead Stowage Bins, Seats, Galleys, and Others

    The interior panel is expected to be the dominant application, whereas the seat is likely to be the fastest-growing application type.

    Laminate Type Analysis

    Film Laminate and Reinforced Laminate

    Film laminate holds the major share and is projected to grow at a faster pace.

    End-User Type Analysis

    OE and Aftermarket

    Aftermarket sales are likely to dominate the market and OE is expected to grow at a higher rate.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and The Rest of the World

    North America is expected to remain the largest market over the next five years, whereas Asia-Pacific is likely to grow at the fastest rate.

    By Aircraft Type

    The aircraft decorative laminates market is segmented into narrow-body aircraft, wide-body aircraft, regional aircraft, and general aviation. Narrow-body aircraft is expected to remain the largest aircraft type in the market during the forecast period, mainly driven by the growth of low-cost carriers, increasing popularity of air travel, re-entry of B737Max, and introduction of variants of existing and upcoming aircraft programs, such as A321XLR, Irkut MC-21, and COMAC C919. The B737 Max and A320 are the two biggest demand generators in narrow-body aircraft.

    Moreover, wide-body is expected to be the fastest-growing aircraft in coming years due to the shifting focus of Airbus and Boeing on the production of wide-body aircraft, the resumption of the B787 deliveries, and the recovery of international air travel.

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    By Application Type

    The market is segmented into interior panels, overhead stowage bins, seats, galleys, and others. Interior panels are expected to remain the dominant application in the market during the forecast period. Large surface areas of sidewall panels and ceiling panels lead to its dominance. Interior panels account for a mammoth share in both value and volume basis in 2023.

    Seat is likely to grow at the fastest rate in the coming years on account of the development of advanced, lightweight, and compact seats and the growing trend of installing premium economy-class seats and smart cabin seats.

    By Laminate Type

    The market is segmented into film laminate and reinforced laminate. Film laminate is expected to remain the dominant application type in the market during the forecast period, owing to its suitability for 3D or complex-shaped cabin interior parts and superior formability which provides the ability to be bent and applied over to any complex curves. In addition, they are also cheaper than reinforced laminates. Reinforced laminates are used only on 2D or flat surfaces where high strength is required.

    By End-User Type

    The market is segmented into OE and aftermarket. Aftermarket is expected to be the larger segment of the aircraft decorative laminates market whereas OE is the faster-growing segment during the forecast period. Airlines and aircraft manufacturers seek to enhance the passenger experience, meet regulatory requirements, and maintain or upgrade aircraft interiors. Advancements such as lightweight laminates, antimicrobial coatings, and innovative designs create opportunities for aftermarket upgrades.

    Regional Analysis

    In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the largest market for aircraft decorative laminates during the forecast period. North America has a well-established and robust commercial aviation industry. It is home to major airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities. The continuous growth and expansion of the commercial aviation sector in North America drive the demand for decorative laminates in the aftermarket as airlines seek to upgrade their aircraft interiors.

    Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the coming eight years, due to factors, such as rising disposable incomes, expanding middle-class population, growing per capita income, and increasing preference for air travel, and tourism. This surge in air travel creates a higher demand for new aircraft deliveries and retrofitting of existing aircraft, driving the need for decorative laminates in the aftermarket. 

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    Key Players

    The market is highly consolidated with the presence of a few global players. Most of the major players compete in some of the governing factors including price, product offerings, regional presence, etc. Major aircraft OEMs and airlines are forming long-term contracts with the major decorative laminate manufacturers to get decorative laminates uninterruptedly. The following are the key players in the aircraft decorative laminates market. Most of the major players are providing decorative laminates in other industries as well.

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report from Stratview Research provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s aircraft decorative laminates market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 30 detailed primary interviews with market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence most comprehensively. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Aircraft Decorative Laminates Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    The market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and forecast

    Who are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    Recent Market News & Developments

    Product developments in the aircraft decorative laminates market vary based on market trends, regulatory requirements, and customer demands. Manufacturers continuously strive to develop new materials or improve existing ones to meet the stringent requirements of the aviation industry. They are also focussing on aesthetics, durability, high strength, customization, sustainability, and other important qualities such as fire and corrosion resistance.

    • AerFilm Flex® by Schneller has high stretching capability, specially made to serve the complex and 3D design of premium air cabins.

    • Isovolta AG introduced Airdec Plus, which combines two designs into a single product with a high level of customization.

    • Schneller LLC introduced “Duality”, a collection of new designs using duplication techniques.

    • Schneller’s AerTrim sofTouch® is a lightweight, reinforced decorative laminate that also imparts a uniquely soft feel.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The aircraft decorative laminates market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.0%.

    Schneller LLC., Isovolta AG, The Boeing Company, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and DUNMORE Corporation are the leading players in the aircraft decorative laminates market.

    North America is estimated to remain dominant in the aircraft decorative laminates market in the foreseeable future.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain the fastest-growing market for aircraft decorative laminates in the foreseeable future.

    Interior panel is expected to remain the dominant application type in the market during the forecast period.

    Film laminate is expected to remain the dominant laminate type in the market during the forecast period.

    Aftermarket is expected to remain the dominant end-user type in the market during the forecast period.


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